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The South’s Best Hush Puppies

Fry up a batch of some of the South’s finest, courtesy of North Carolina’s Hello, Sailor<p>Over the past two years, Joe Kindred has transformed the former Rusty Rudder fish camp into the stylish new Hello, Sailor, a beachy, modern tribute to tradition on the shores of Lake Norman in Cornelius, North …

Puppies

People with Alzheimer's disease can still have sharp memories

Some older people who have signs of Alzheimer's disease in their brains may actually have pretty good memories, a small new study suggests.<p>In the study, researchers examined the brains of eight people who had died at ages 90 and older from various causes and found that some of them had signs of …

How Medicare Covers Outpatient Mental Health Services

<i>Dear Savvy Senior,</i><p>Does Medicare cover outpatient counseling or therapy sessions for seniors? Since retiring, my husband has really struggled with depression and needs to get some help. What can you tell us?<p>--Inquiring Senior<p>Dear Inquiring,<p>Yes, Medicare recently upgraded its coverage of outpatient …

Secretive mail surveillance program targets thousands of Oregonians

PORTLAND, Ore. — There's a lot of attention on the government’s high-tech surveillance of data and email, but a KGW investigation found the U.S. …

What to say (or not to say) to your overweight child

As a parent, you care about your child’s health. Given the public-health focus on childhood obesity, it would be hard to <i>not</i> be concerned if your child is overweight. The question many parents in this position are grappling with is “Should I say something to my child about the weight — or …

Binge Eating

Canzano: Back off Seattle! Trail Blazers still belong to Portland

Trail Blazers moves may just be about marketing to NBA fans in Seattle. But how will that play with Portland fans?Looks like Seattle finally got an …

Blazers Remove Rice, Barrett, & Harvey in Shakeup

The Portland Trail Blazers announced earlier today that they have parted ways with broadcasters Mike Barrett, Mike Rice, and Antonio Harvey. The move …

Trail Blazers axe broadcasters

It’s rare to see a team undergo wholesale turnover in its local TV and radio broadcasters, and even more rare to see a team instigate that when those …

Barrett

Report: Google's "Chirp" to compete with Amazon Echo

The speaker/voice assistant is expected to launch later this year, with a preview reportedly coming at Google's I/O developer conference next …

Yahoo Working With Congress After Ransomware Attacks Reported on House

Yahoo said Wednesday that it's working closely with congressional technology experts after the House was reported to have been the target of recent "ransomware" attacks.<p>The House Information Security Office advised representatives late last month that it had blocked access to its networks from …

1 million people are now connecting to Facebook without leaving a digital trail

In a Facebook note, software engineer Alec Muffett said the number of Facebook over Tor users over an average 30-day period has about doubled in less than a year, now hitting 1 million.<p>"This growth is a reflection of the choices that people make to use Facebook over Tor, and the value that it …

Consumer Reports put Costco and Sam's Club head-to-head — here's the verdict

(REUTERS/John Gress JG/GN)<br>Consumer Reports compared Costco and Sam's Club to see which retailer is a better deal.<p>Both stores offer deep discounts on …

What Is a Silent Heart Attack?

Those Blood Pressure Numbers Explained

How To Train Your Mind Not To Wander While Reading - PsyBlog

Paying attention to what you are reading can be hard — especially in this age of endless distraction.<p>Practising meditation can help improve your …

Mindfulness

CJ McCollum hits the game-winner to beat the 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers got what they wanted in the final seconds of tonight's game: Damian Lillard passed the ball. Unfortunately for the …

Check out Facebook's special studio in New York City where it teaches celebrities how to use its products

Now, the so-called Facebook Media Central has become more popular than ever thanks in part to the explosion of the social network's "Live" broadcast video tool.<p>Take a peek inside and see what kind of tips Facebook's sharing with its big name guests:

Social Media

North Korea again threatens nuke strikes on US, South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday issued its latest belligerent threat, warning of an indiscriminate "pre-emptive nuclear strike of …

Raptors Post-Game: Dwane Casey - March 4, 2016

<b>Holly MacKenzie - Raptors.com</b><p>IT WAS OVER WHEN<p>DeMar DeRozan made his first and intentionally missed his second free throw with 0.9 seconds remaining. …

Tracking a Serial Killer: Could Ebola Mutate to Become More Deadly?

Why we need to terminate Ebola 2014 before the virus learns too much about us.<p>Forty years ago, Ebola was just the name of a river. It was a small waterway of no particularly sinister character that flowed through northern Zaire, not far from the village hospital where the first known outbreak of a …